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VLC Subtitle Delay? How to Adjust Subtitle Timing in VLC?

Written by Kaylee Wood | Last updated: October 28, 2020 | 5 Mins Read

"When I play a movie with subtitles (on VLC media player), the text is often displayed too soon or too late. Is there a way to delay or speed up the starting point of the subtitles?" – VLC user

With over 3 billion downloads as of now, VLC has got a great fan base which makes it more popular than all of other similar products. Though VLC is powerful as a media player, the shortcomings of it are also obvious. Among the cons, VLC subtitle delay is an issue happening in high possibility all the time. So, this article mainly focuses on VLC subtitles out of sync problem and tries to offer the best solution to help you out.

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As a powerful subtitle player able to handle open subtitles and closed subtitles, 5KPlayer can help adjust the subtitle timing to the right condition during video playback. Also, you can use 5KPlayer to add subtitles to your videos, including .srt, .ssa, .ass, .json, .aqt, .sub, etc. format of subtitle.

VLC Subtitle Delay

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It is the truth that sometimes subtitles are appeared before the dialogues and sometimes they are displayed later. Often the case, the subtitles out of sync problem arise when movies or videos downloaded from one source and the subtitles from another source. So, you need a professional subtitle player that can adjust the subtitles’ timing correctly.

4K video player 5KPlayer is a good alternative when VLC subtitle delay problem occurs. It helps delay or speed up different subtitles during video playback, including .srt, .ssa, .ass, .json, .aqt, .sub, etc. format of subtitles. In addition to that, you can also do what VLC can do with 5KPlayer. VLC is free and 5KPlayer is also that kind of thing costing you no fees. Try it and you will love it.

How to adjust subtitle timing with 5KPlayer?
Just play a movie or TV show with Soft subtitles, right click on the playing window and select Synchronization. In the new popup window, just drag the Subtitle track synchronization(ms) bar from -1s to 1s seconds for a perfect match.

5KPlayer Subtitle Synchronization

Also, it is often the case that many online movies and TV shows have no subtitles or wrong subtitles. Therefore, you can also use 5KPlayer to add subtitles to your movies or TV shows. BTW, you can customize your subtitles by choosing from 40+ default encoding methods, 170+ fonts, font size, text colors, background colors and corresponding color opacity.

Actually VLC not working problems vary, and 5KPlayer is also the best alternative. Besides subtitle delay problem, people also encounter different types of issues when using VLC media player, including no sound or video, can’t play 360-degree/HDR/4K videos, AirPlay not working, crashing, washed out colors, and more. As a versatile multimedia player, 5KPlayer plays kinds of media files successfully, plus DLNA/AirPlay function to stream video music, and download ability to get online files.

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